White Hart Lane railway station

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White Hart Lane London Overground
White Hart Lane railway station in 2008.jpg
White Hart Lane is located in Greater London
White Hart Lane
White Hart Lane
Location of White Hart Lane in Greater London
Location Tottenham
Local authority London Borough of Haringey
Managed by London Overground
Station code WHL
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13 Decrease 0.778 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 0.919 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 1.005 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 1.473 million[1]
2016–17 Increase 1.645 million[1]
Key dates
July 1872 Opened
Other information
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WGS84 51°36′18″N 0°04′16″W / 51.605°N 0.071°W / 51.605; -0.071Coordinates: 51°36′18″N 0°04′16″W / 51.605°N 0.071°W / 51.605; -0.071
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White Hart Lane is a London Overground station on the Lea Valley lines located in Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey in north London. It is 7 miles 11 chains (11.5 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Bruce Grove and Silver Street. It is in Travelcard zone 3.

The station is close to Bruce Castle, at which the annual Tottenham Carnival is held, usually in mid-June, and to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the new home ground of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club that replaced White Hart Lane.

History[edit]

White Hart Lane was originally a stop on the Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway and opened on 22 July 1872 and its vicinity soon took on a more urban character.[2]

The Provisional IRA planted a small bomb at the station on 1 March 1992, which coincided with a match day at White Hart Lane.[3]

Today, the station and services that call are operated by London Overground, which took over from Abellio Greater Anglia in May 2015. At that time, the station was added to the Tube map.[4][5]

As part of the Northumberland Development Project to redevelop the White Hart Lane stadium and regenerate the area, a plan to upgrade the station has been proposed, and the rebuilding is scheduled to start in autumn 2017 and finished in spring 2019.[6] This involves the building of a new ticket hall on Love Lane to create a better connection with Tottenham High Road and an additional entrance on Penshurst Road.[7] The football club is also interested in renaming the White Hart Lane station to Tottenham Hotspur.[8]

Tottenham Hotspur matches[edit]

On days that see football matches at Tottenham Hotspur's ground nearby the station sees increased usage. A special timetable operates on match days, with trains arriving and departing every few minutes before and after the game. There is an increase in the number of trains to and from the line's termini at Cheshunt and Enfield Town, as well as starting and terminating White Hart Lane trains and services to and from Edmonton Green and Liverpool Street. Abellio Greater Anglia occasionally serve the station on match days only, similarly to Northumberland Park Station

Historically, additional match-day services also connected to the Gospel Oak to Barking Line and to Stratford from Cheshunt.

Services[edit]

Trains are operated by London Overground.

The typical off-peak weekday service pattern from White Hart Lane is:

In peak hours there are additional services to Liverpool Street and Enfield Town.

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Enfield & Cheshunt Line